Cooler Master Silent Pro M1000 1000Wby Martin Kaffei on September 5, 2010 10:30 PM EST
Cables and Connectors
|Cables and Connectors|
|Fixed/Modular||Main||24-pin 60 cm|
|ATX12V/EPS12V||4+4-pin 65 cm|
|PCIe||6x 6/8-pin 50 cm (+2x2 6/8-pin 15cm)|
|Peripheral||3x PATA 40-70 cm / 3x PATA 40-70 cm + Floppy 15cm|
|2x SATA 50-60 cm / 3x SATA 50-80 cm / 4x SATA 50-80 cm|
Similar to the smaller models the fixed connectors (Main, ATX12V 4+4-pin) are sleeved rather cheaply. Apart from that there isn’t much reason for criticism. The flat connectors are supposed to add value to the PSU, even though they don't really improve the airflow in the case. Cooler Master disassociates the PCIe connectors (grey and wide) nicely from the peripheral connectors (black and narrow). On the homepage you can see the connector panel before buying the product. Even beginners should be able to connect the cables easily.
Six 6/8 pin- PCIe connectors can be expected on a 1KW unit, but because of the two Y-adapters eight connections can be used this way. If that’s an advantage you’ll have to judge from configuration to configuration. But it has to be put into consideration, that in case of using a Y-adapter two connectors are sharing a single cable cross-section. All other features are rather conventional. A floppy connector comes via an adapter. Nine SATA-connectors should be sufficient for most systems, but also the number of PATA connectors is acceptable.